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Current and future heat stress in Nicaraguan work places under a changing climate

Sheffield, Perry E; Herrera, Juan Gabriel Ruiz; Lemke, Bruno; Kjellstrom, Tord; Romero, Luis E. Blanco

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While climate change continues to increase ambient temperatures, the resulting heat stress exposure to workers in non-climate controlled settings is not well characterized, particularly in low and middle income countries. This preliminary report describes current heat stress in Nicaraguan work places and estimates occupational heat stress in 2050. From over 400 measurements of heat exposure using wet bulb globe temperature, more than 10% of all measurements exceeded the safety threshold for the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70905
Source: Industrial Health
DOI: 10.2486/indhealth.2012-0156

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